June 26, 2007
Jessica May "Jessie" Woods
Jessica May "Jessie" Woods Flood Harden, 28, of
Cross Plains, died Wednes-day, June 20, 2007 at Kings
Daughters Hospital in Madi-son. She was born March 13,
1979 in Madison the daughter of William Robert Flood and Barbara
(Woods) Hoevener and they both survive. She married Robert
Dale Harden, Jr. on January 23, 1996 in Bedford, KY and he
Other survivors include three sons, Cody Robert Harden, Robert
Dale Harden III, Gaig Bryant Harden, all at home; two daughters,
Ashley Page Harden and Jazzman Moria Harden, both at home;
father and step-mother, William Robert and Heather Flood of
Versailles; mother and step-father, Barbara and Gregory Hoevener
of Madison; one brother, Kevin William Flood of Madison; one
sister, Mandy Flood of Hanover; grandparents, Ruth Starker
of Vevay, Leon and Loretta Hoevener of Brownstown; five stepbrothers,
Andy Hoevener of Columbus, Shane Hoevener of Plainfield, Sean
Hoevener of Madison, Seth Hoevener of Plainfield, Dylan Flood
of Versailles; five stepsisters, Rachel Flood of Pensacola,
FL, Rachel Hoevener of Indianapolis, Sophia Hoevener of Madison,
Emily Hoevener of Plainfield, Emily Flood of Versailles; and
several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death
by her brother, William Robert Flood, Jr. and her grandparents,
Paul and Betty Wood and Robert Flood.
Jessie grew up in the Hanover and Vevay communities and had
resided near Cross Plains for the past several years. She
loved to play bingo and was a devoted wife and mother.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 25 at 11 a.m. at Haskell
& Morrison Funeral Home in Madison with Pastor Steve Sebree
Burial was in the Vevay Cemetery. Memorials may be given in
memory of Jessica to the Childrens Trust Fund c/o Robert
Dale Harden, Jr. Cards are available at the funeral home.
James Michael Ratliff
James Michael Ratliff, 63, of Milan, passed away Wednesday,
June 20, 2007, at his residence. He was born on June 8, 1944,
in Cincinnati, OH, the son of Curtis and Josephine Jonolavage
Ratliff. He married Sharon Herrick who preceded him in death.
He later married Cheri Everage who survives.
Other survivors include one son, James Ratliff Jr., of Milan;
daughter, Sheila Stiles, of Lawrenceburg; stepson, Matthew
Indrutz, of Columbus, OH; sister, Joan Endruss, of Cincinnati;
and in-laws R. C. and Reva Ever-age of Florida.
Mr. Ratliff was a Vietnam Marine veteran and was a lifetime
member of the VFW. He was a tool and die maker and had worked
for Thomas and Skinner.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 29, at 2 p.m. at
the Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, in Milan, with Rev. Mike
Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 1 2 p.m.
at the funeral home on Friday. Military rites will be held
at the funeral home. Memorials be be given to Margaret Mary
W.F. "Bill" Smith
W.F. "Bill" Smith, of Muncie, passed away at his
home on Friday, June 22, 2007. He was born on November 14,
1938, in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Alexander and Anna Calvey
Smith. He married Nancy McClain in 1976, and she survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Michelle Ditton, Ft. Wayne;
two sons, Richard Smith, Atlanta, GA, and Scott Smith, Haines
City FL; and five grandchildren, Stefanie and Ashley Ditton
and Ali, Katie, and Gracie Smith.
Mr. Smith was a 1956 graduate of Youngstown South High School,
he received a degree in Economics from Youngstown State University,
where he also taught Economics. He completed graduate studies
in Economics at Ohio State University. He was a veteran and
served in both the Army as a mechanic and in the Air Force
as a Radar and Computer Maintenance Chief in Nasalle, Washington.
In 1968, Mr. Smith was hired as a Budget Analyst for Chrysler
Corporation in Twinsburg, OH, and retired 30 years later as
Vice-President of Component Op-erations in Auburn Hills, MI.
Following his retirement, he served as President and Chief
Operating Officer of Guide Corporation; Consultant to Haden
International, Inc.; and President and Chief Operat-ing Officer
of Wise Foods, Inc. In November of 2003, he formed his own
consulting firm, WF Smith LLC and continued to work with long
time colleagues and friends, Dennis Pawley, Jim Peraino, and
Tony Watt. His clients included Royal Oak Industries, Palladium
Equity, Greenbriar Equity, and Mi-croheat Corporation.
Mr. Smith was an avid reader of all types of litera-ture with
a retirement goal of completing "The Great Books."
He was a golfer and member of the Delaware Country Club. He
enjoyed fishing; had just returned from a Canadian fishing
trip with Denny Pawley; and was set to embark on another with
long time friend and Army buddy, Walter Koenig.
A memorial service will be held in The Meeks Mortuary and
Crematory, Washington Street Chapel on Wednesday, June 27,
2007, at 4:00 p.m. Friends may call at the mortuary two hours
prior to the services. Private interment will follow at a
later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to YWCA
of Muncie, 310 E. Charles, Muncie, IN 47305. Online condolences
may be directed to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.
Kenneth E. Holman
Kenneth E. Holman, 86, of Versailles, passed away Saturday,
June 23, 2007, at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville.
He was born near Correct on October 9, 1920, the son of Grey
and Florence Ross Holman. He was married to Nadah Meadows
on February 14, 1942, and she preceded him in death on October
Survivors include two daughters, Diane Meisberger and her
husband John of New Marion, and Ellen Baugh and her husband
Lester of Seymour; one grandson, Jason Meisberger and his
wife Becky of Greenwood; three granddaughters, Kara Patrick
and Derek of Seymour, Kristen Baugh of Bloomington, and Stacy
Holdsworth and Brian of Zionsville; and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Holman was a 1939 graduate of Cross Plains High School
and a member of the Shelby Christian Church. He was a retired
farmer and former employee of Hunters Hardware in Versailles.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family
with Minister Randy Thieman of the Shelby Christian Church
officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Memorials
may be given to the Shelby Christian Church or the Shelby
Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Stratton-Karsteter Funeral
Home, in Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.
Dolly J. Holland
Dolly J. Holland, 81, of Canaan, passed away Sun-day, June
24, 2007 at her home. She was born January 15, 1926, in Milan,
the daughter of Thomas and Tena Schmaltz Gordon. On July 5,
1946, she married Houston D. Holland, and he survives.
Survivors include her hus-band; her children, Mike (Debbie)
Holland, of Dills-boro, Joyce Ann Holland, of Batesville,
Stephen (Kath-leen) Holland, of Texas, Mark (Janet) Holland,
of Benham, Randy (Kathy) Holland, of Canaan, and Tim Holland,
of Madison; 9 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Albert, Jerry, and
Thomas "Tommy" Gordon; 1 sister, Betty Grace. She
was pre-ceded in death by one brother.
Mrs. Holland was a retired homemaker and a member of the Church
of God. She enjoyed traveling to the Feast of Tabernacles
for her church, and working in her garden.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Ulrich-Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Visitation is being held to-day,
Tuesday, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memori-als may
be given to Prophetic Ministries.
Genevieve Lavone Short
Genevieve Lavone Short, 65, of North Vernon, passed away Friday,
June 22, 2007 at IU Medical Center in Indi-anapolis. She was
born on November 1, 1941, in Ripley County.
Funeral services are being held today, June 26, at 11 a.m.
at Gum Street Church of God in North Vernon. Burial will be
in the Vernon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gum Street
Church of God. Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral home is in
charge of arrangements.
June 19, 2007
Sherrill K. Borders, 67, of Benham, passed away Sunday, June
17, 2007 at his home. He was born near Cross Plains on August
3, 1939, the son of Willard and Loretta Pelsor Borders. He
was married to Shirley Roth on March 21, 1960 and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, David Borders and his wife
Mary Ann of Versailles and Brian Borders of Madison; 4 grandchildren
and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
parents, sons Darren and Steven, his brother Larry Borders,
and his sisters Gayla Kieffer and Joy Brady.
Mr. Borders was self-employed in construction and had been
employed with Canaan Water Utilities. He was a member of the
Versailles Church of Christ and was an avid coon hunter.
Funeral services are being held today, Tuesday, June 19 at
11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles
with Dale Day officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Memorials may be given to the Versailles Church of Christ
in care of the funeral home.
Jimmy Wayne Mathis
Jimmy Wayne Mathis, 52, of Moores Hill, passed away on Thursday,
June 14, 2007. He was born on May 10, 1955.
Funeral services are being held today, Tuesday, June 19 at
10 am at the Union Cemetery south of Moores Hill, with burial
in the Union Cemetery. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores
Hill is in charge of arrangements.
George Bernhard, 63, of Elrod passed away Monday, June 11,
2007 at his residence. He was born in Cincinnati on October
25, 1943 the son of Harvey and Marie Ostelhoff Bernhard. He
was married to Florence Sparkmon on November 22, 1977 and
Other survivors include four stepsons, Robert Graham and his
wife Marilyn of Indianapolis, David and Pam Graham of Monrovia,
Ralph and Angie Graham of Centertown, and Steven and Kim Graham
of Mooresville; four stepdaughters, Terry Capauano and her
husband Al of Martinsville, Mary and James Starkey of Plainfield,
Danna Graham of St. Petersburg, FL, and Susan and Jeff Renner
of Mooresville; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren;
one sister, Wanda Smith of Cincinnati, OH.
Mr. Bernhard was a truck driver for Zumstein Inc. in Lewisburg,
OH for 38 years. He was a member of the Osgood Moose and Sons
of Amvets Post #3 in Osgood.
Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family.
The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles was in charge
Nancy Ellen Shotwell
Nancy Ellen Shotwell, 72, of Oldenburg, passed away Thursday,
June 14, 2007. She was born on November 8, 1934 in Indianapolis.
Funeral Services were held on Monday June 18 at Batesville
United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Methodist Church
Cemetery in Batesville. Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville
was in charge of arrangements.
Ryan Alan Stevenson
Ryan Alan Stevenson, 30, of Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday,
June 12, 2007 at his residence. He was born in Fresno, California
on October 13, 1976 the son of Chuck and Barbara Stratton
Stevenson. Survivors include his parents of Indianapolis;
brothers Craig Stevenson and Michael Stevenson; sister Michele
Countryman and her husband Mark; nieces Ruby Countryman, Eleanor
Countryman, and Lauren Stevenson and nephew Wesley Countryman
all of Indianapolis; paternal grandmother Martha Stevenson
of Half Moon Valley, California; and maternal step-grandmother
Carol Stratton of Holton.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Chuck
Stevenson, Sr. and his maternal grandparents Leslie and Ruby
Mr. Stevenson was a 1995 graduate of Lawrence Central High
School and was currently working on a nursing degree at IUPUI.
He was employed with Moe and Johnny's in Broad Ripple.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 16 at the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial was in the Dabney Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife (C.R.O.W.) at Sanibel Island, Florida or the Dabney
Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Carl J.E. Hull
Carl J.E. Hull, 94, of Punta Gorda, FL died June 17, 2007.
He was born January 17, 1913 in Locksprings, to Willard and
Tella (Williams) Hull.
He is survived by his daughter, Janice Jaen of Punta Gorda,
FL; sister, Edith Comer of Osgood; sister-in-laws, Grace Tucker
of Washington and Gertrude Tucker of Flat Rock and many nieces
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Earl and
Roy; sisters, Ethel Tucker and Vernie Hughes; wife of 66 years,Verna
Bluebelle Hull and daughter, Janell Rose.
He worked for over 25 years in the transportation department
of the Muscatatuck State School system in Butlerville, and
retired in 1976. He was a member of the Union Flat Rock Baptist
Church and had been an active volunteer with the church's
Men's Brotherhood. He enjoyed farming, both animals and the
land. In 1977, he moved to Punta Gorda, FL from Osgood.
There will be a Memorial Service held at the Union Flat Rock
Baptist Church, RR2, Osgood, date and time is pending. Please
visit the on-line tribute to Mr. Hull and sign the guestbook
at www.kays-ponger.com. Kays-Ponger Funeral Homes and Cremation
Services, Punta Gorda Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.
Howard McKittrick, 78, of Versailles passed away Sunday, June
17, 2007 at the Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville. He was
born near Milan on November 26, 1928 the son of James and
Helen Parsons McKittrick. He was married to Phyllis Voris
on November 25, 1972 and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Michael McKittrick of Tobaccoville,
NC, and Mark McKittrick of Milan; four daughters, Sharon Huck
of Indianapolis, Myrna Dunaway of Greensburg, Brenda Moore
of Elrod, and Jeanette Miller of Cold Spring, KY; one stepdaughter
Renauda Lynn Schmaltz of Osgood; several grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; brothers James McKittrick of Aurora,
John McKittrick and David McKittrick both of Milan, sisters
Betty Cook of Texas and Rita Pulley of Ohio. He was preceded
in death by his parents and his brother Robert McKittrick.
Mr. McKittrick was a self employed contractor and along with
his wife operated the Milan Auction Barn for 12 years. He
was a 1947 graduate of Milan High School and a member of the
Versailles Masonic Lodge.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be given to the Versailles Masonic Lodge in
care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.
June 12, 2007
Roger D. Sizemore
Roger D. Sizemore, 42, of Versailles, passed
away Friday, June 8, 2007 at his residence. He was born at
Lawrenceburg on October 29, 1964 the son of Woodie and June
Survivors include his parents of Versailles, one son, Roger
Sizemore, Jr. of Madison, one brother Woodie Sizemore Jr.
(Chip) of Versailles; two sisters, Debbie Thompson of St.
Cloud, FL, and Tammy Gross of Ver-sailles.
Funeral services will be held today, June 12 at 11am at the
Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will
be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may
be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral
Alice McMinds, 84, of Holton, passed away Wednesday,
June 6, 2007 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.
She was born near Osgood on January 23, 1923 the daughter
of Gilmore and Louanna Willis Kelly. She was married to Lee
McMinds on April 2, 1942 and he survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Connie Kelley of Napoleon
and Betty Randolph and her husband Skip of Indianapolis; five
grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her parents and her daughter Barbara Meyer.
Mrs. McMinds was a 1941 graduate of Osgood High School and
was a homemaker. She was a member of the Osgood Christian
Church and was a former 4-H leader at Holton.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 9 at the Hopewell
Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials
may be given to the Hopewell Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles.
Paul G. Scholl
Paul G. Scholl, 97, Sunman, passed away Wednesday, June 6,
2007. He was born on March 17, 1910 in Weisburg.
Funeral services were held on June 9 at the Cook Funeral Home
in Sunman. Burial was in the Evangelical Union Ceme-tery,
in Hubbells Corner.
Paul Edward Leive
Paul Edward Leive, 94, Dillsboro, passed away Thurs-day, June
7, 2007 at the Waters of Dillsboro Manor. He was born on Saturday,
August 10, 1912, in Dillsboro, the son of Edward H. Leive
and Elizabeth F. Graver Leive.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews. He was preceded
in death by his parents, two sisters Clara Leive and Norma
Heitneyer and one brother, Louis W. Leive.
Mr. Leive served in the US Army during WWII, was a POW and
received three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He worked
as a feed operator.
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 11 at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Dillsboro. Burial was in the Oakdale Cemetery in
Dillsboro. Memori-als may go to Trinity Student Aid Fund or
the Dillsboro Emergency Unit. Arrangements were made by Ulrich
Filter DeVries Funeral Home.
Thomas Shade, 76, of Versailles, passed away Monday, June
11, 2007. Services are pending at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral
Home in Versailles.
Lloyd C. Mason
Lloyd C. Mason, 86, of Madison, passed away
Friday, June 1, 2007 at Kings Daugh-ters Hospital
in Madison. He was born August 29, 1920 in Owen County, KY.
He was the son of Ray and Opal Garnett Mason. He married Elaine
V. Bonta and she preceded him in death on November 4, 1996.
Mr. Mason married Pauline Anderson Denning on May 19, 2000
and she survives.
Other survivors include his son Monty Mason and his wife Nellie
of Madison, his stepson Gary Denning of Pittsburg, PA, three
stepdaughters, Margaret Sparks and her husband, Carl of Madison,
4 grandchildren Jessey Mason and her husband, Jon Ball, Jarrett
Mason, Gary Mason and his wife, Christina, Monty Mason II
and his wife Jennifer, 5 great grandchildren, Cheyenne, Autumn,
Bailey, Molley, and Abbie Mason; 11 step grandchildren, 6
step great grandchildren, best friend Travis Mack of Holton
and other relatives.
Mr. Mason was preceded in death by his parents, his first
wife, Elaine V. Banta Mason, his son Robert L. Mason, and
his stepdaughter Donna Brad-ford.
Mr. Mason resided in Swit-zerland County until 1946, and was
a graduate of Vevay High School. He was inducted into the
United States Army in 1943 at Camp Grant, IL and rose to the
rank of Private. He served in the American Theater during
World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946 at Camp
Atterbury, receiving the Good Conduct Medal and the World
War II Victory Medal. Lloyd was a self employed contractor
and heavy equipment operator all of his life and owned and
op-erated Lloyd Mason Construc-tion Company and co-owned with
his best friend Mack & Mason Construction Company for
several years. He was co-owner of M&M Trucking Com-pany
since 1987. For over 60 years he worked in construction, demolition,
and heavy equipment. He was also the owner and operator of
the Robert L. Tow Boat Company.
Mr. Mason had been a mem-ber of the Masonic Lodge, the Hilltoppers
Boat Club and Trinity United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held today, June 5, at 11 a.m. with
Brother Clifton Hartley officiating. Full Military Honors
will be conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9, of
the American Legion. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison
was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made in memory
of Lloyd to the American Cancer Society, contribution cards
are available at the funeral home. Online condolences may
be sent to the family via the funeral home website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Omer G. Ritchie
Omer G. Ritchie, 75, of Osgood, passed away Friday, June 1,
2007 at Mary Margaret Hospital in Batesville. He was born
May 31, 1932 in Hazard, KY., the son of Robert and Bertha
Burkhart Ritchie. He married Nancy Burress in 1968 and she
Other survivors include one daughter Carole (Anthony) Swinney
of Holton, three broth-ers, Earl, Edward, and John Ritchie
of Kentucky, two sisters, Ethel Mullins, and Ollie Ritchie
of Kentucky, four grandchildren; Keith, Brian, Kevin, and
Bridget Swinney of Holton, and one great-grandchild, Autumn
Swinney. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Ritchie retired from Delta Faucet where he had worked
as a supervisor. He en-joyed fishing, hunting and his grandchildren.
Private funeral services were made in care of Neals
Funeral Home in Osgood.
Timmy Lee Hampson, Jr.
Timmy Lee Hampson, Jr., 25, of West Harrison, passed away
Tuesday, May 29, 2007. Funeral services were Saturday, June
2, at the Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville with Rev. James
A. Splitt officiating.
Sondra (Sue) H. Hill
Sondra (Sue) H. Hill, 73 of Lancaster, PA, and formerly of
Batesville, passed away Thurs-day, May 31, 2007.
Visitation will be held Thurs-day, June 7th from 9-11 at the
Weigel Funeral Home in Bates-ville, with funeral services
Monroe "Monie" Westerfeld
Monroe "Monie" Westerfeld, 94, of Batesville, passed
away Sunday , June 3, 2007 in Cincinnati, OH.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 6 from 4-8 p.m.
at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Meyers Funeral Home
in Batesville was in charge of the arrangements.
William C. Flaspohler
William C. Flaspohler, 70, of St. Marys, passed away
Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Batesville.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 8 at St. Marys
of the Rock Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery
with military graveside rites. Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville
is in charge of arrangements.